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Latton, Essex

Historical Description

Latton, a parish, with a village, in Essex, on the river Stort and the G.E.R., at the boundary with Herts, 1 mile E by S of Burnt Mill station, and 1½ SW of Harlow. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Harlow. Acreage, 1625; population, 245. An Augustinian priory was founded here before 1276, was given at the dissolution to Sir Henry Parker, and has left some remains in Decorated English architecture, now used as a barn. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £316 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Late Perpendicular style; consists of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower; has adjoining the chancel a small chapel, built in 1448 by Sir Peter Arderae, Kfc, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and contains some ancient brasses.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyEssex 
Ecclesiastical parishLatton St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionEpping 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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